Here's a picture of my friend doing a GREAT drum solo in 'Birdland' last night, at his last concert as a senior in High School.
(Click here: http://users1.ee.net/lstone/birdland.mid so's you know what song we're talking about...lol) .
The joke is that, as his solo got longer and better, the other musicians shrugged their shoulders and left the stage, until only a few were left...then, after probably six minutes of drum variations on the Birdland Theme, they all came back for the reprise....WOW!
It WAS COOOOL!
Thanks Mike, I'll miss YOU especially.